Being in Touch with Your Feelings
This lesson helps students become more aware of their own values and sense of self by describing themselves and their choices.
Note: On the second day of this lesson, repeat the exercise to evaluate and discuss the results of the second worksheet. Save these worksheets and at the end of the year, have students complete the same forms and let them compare their answers and discuss the results.
Complete the second page of the handout as homework: "If I Could Choose to Be..."
- Each person has a unique identity and has values.
- Understanding one's own identity and values (self-knowledge) helps develop self-respect and build character.
- Talking with other people about their feelings and values is a way of getting to know them.
With students sitting in a circle, introduce the "I Feel . . ." worksheet, explaining that there are no right or wrong answers, only honest answers.
Students complete "I Feel" handout (15 to 20 minutes).
In groups of 3 to 4 people, students discuss their responses. Which feelings were hardest to describe? Why?
The group members compile the results of their responses, and then share a summary with the entire group.